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Recover files from faulty hard drive

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Hi guys;

 

One of my pool's hard drive seems faulty, and was shown as missing in DrivePool. Luckily I hooked it to another computer and I was able to duplicate the poolpart.xxxx hidden folder (and all the files) to another bigger disk.

Can I hook this new drive directly? Does DrivePool recognise it?

 

Thanks,

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Most likely no. What you can do though is:
1. Add the drive to the PC
2. Add the drive to the Pool. De drive is now part of the Pool but the files on it are not yet accesible through the Pool (DP only access the drive through the poolpart.xxx folder)
3. So now you have two poolpart.xxx folders, one is the copy of the faulty drive, the other is the location that DP considers part of the Pool
4. Stop the DP service
5. MOVE the contents of the old/copy poolpart.xxx folder. You do this not through the virtual DP drive but directly on the drive itself (so if the drive is H:\ and the Pool is P:\ then you do this with Explorer on H:\)
6. Start the DP service

DP will now remeasure and all should be fine. Personally, if I was sure the copy/old poolpart.* folder was empty I would delete it.

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Maybe you can try recovery tools like Bitwar Data Recovery to scan the faulty hard drive to find the files you need and recover them. If you cannot find the files you need, you can try "Deep Scan".

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